Eventually, nationalistic movements in these countries rose up in an attempt to get rid of foreign influence and gain independence. China was considered to be within the sphere of British influence. Britain never completely controlled the Chinese government, but did influence political and economic affairs greatly. British control began to withdraw from China at the end of the 19th century, and many nationalistic movements began to arise. In 1911, the Revolutionary Alliance, led by Sun Yixian, overthrew the last Qing emperor.
to 220 C.E., the Han dynasty ruled over China. After the Han was overthrown, China descended into a political chaos that lasted until 589 C.E. with the start of the Jin dynasty. In conclusion, China has seen quite a few political and cultural changes and continuities from 100 C.E. to
When conquering China, the Mongols kicked the bureaucratic elite to the curb, hired new foreign rulers, and eliminated the civil service examinations. On the contrary, the Mongols in Russia weren’t as strict and direct. While Chinese traditions were eliminated, Russian princes were allowed to rule and a whole new dual system of regional administration was set up. Another contrast is centers of power for each state. In China, the main center of commerce was modern day Beijing.
American Imperialism Imperialism is the advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas. This is how America came to be the most powerful nation, by eliminating racial discrimination. In the late Nineteenth Century, interests, ideology, and strategic interests encouraged American imperialism. Economic interests in other countries are what helped America improve their economic status. Making more trading routes around the world will increase trade with other countries.
Late 15th C. Spain became united and due to the fact that the Portuguese controlled trade routes in Africa and Asia they looked west. Christopher Columbus, exploring in the name of Spain, discovered the Bahamas in 1492. Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) divided SA land between Spain and Portugal. Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean while Magellan circumnavigated the globe. Leon explored Florida and Coronado explored Arizona and New Mexico.
They had the first records of North America starting in 1320. Christopher Columbus was not sailing blind when he thought he was going to India. He himself admits having gleaned “the most copious and good and true information from distinguished men of great learning”, the Chinese who came to Florence in 1434. In the year 1418 the King of Portugal obtained a Chinese map. Ten years later, the Doge’s palace somehow got a map that included the Americas and Australia, yet no European had ever been there before.
China has been under rule of hundreds of different emperors, all of whom provided a new addition to Ancient China's rich and intricate history. These emperors ruled during periods called "dynasties" which could span from decades to centures. Of all the ancient chinese dynasties there is only one that left a lasting impression that built the foundation for modern day China. The Qin Dynasty is the greatest dynasty in Chinese history because of the standardization of currency, writing, and measurement, the formation of China, and being the first dynasty under rule of an emperor. Of these achievements the standardization of language and measurement has definately had one of the most positive impacts.
I think that if your going to be imperialistic you have to justify your self in overseas expansion and economic boosts. In conclusion, America is justified because they just want to follow in other countries footsteps like Spain. They also want to have world dominance so you have to go overseas to expand. We also were like Great Britain when we went out and annexed Hawaii. Then we took all the sugar from their sugar plantations and made an economic boost.
Guam was to be used as a refueling station. The expansion was not limited to the Pacific; Puerto Rico became strategically important in the Caribbean, and plans to continue the French attempt at building a canal through Panama became a critical step in securing an efficient trade route to Asia (Herring, 2008, p. 316-320). The swiftness with which the U.S. acquired all these new territories proves that the American tradition of expansion was bottled up and ready to